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Modern MENAS Minor

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies offers an interdisciplinary minor to students who wish to gain insight into the political, economic, and social issues affecting the Middle East and North African, and who wish to achieve an understanding of the region's history and culture. Emphasis in this minor is on the modern Middle East and North Africa. 

It requires a minimum of 15 credit hours that should be selected in consultation with and approved by an advisor. Courses must focus on the modern Middle East/North Africa with no more than two courses on pre-modern topics.


Required courses:

  • A 400-level history course
  • A 400-level social science course in either Anthropology, Political Science, or Sociology
  • MENAS 493
  • Additional courses may be from the following disciplines: Advanced (third year) of a Middle Eastern language (Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish), Anthropology, History, History of Art, Middle Eastern Literature, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, or Women's Studies

Elementary (first year) and Intermediate (second year) level language courses may not count toward the minor.